New Partnership Creates Vision Care Access for Uninsured

| June 22, 2016

Dr. Mirate clinic with staff

Mirate Eye Center Partners with Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

VALDOSTA – The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation and Mirate Eye Center have partnered to provide eye exams and eyeglasses to under-insured Georgians in the Valdosta community. Joining the list of 33 Lighthouse clinic locations throughout the state, Dr. Mirate, M.D. will perform eye exams at his practice monthly. Lighthouse Clinic Managers will work with Mirate Eye Center staff to assist patients with selecting eyeglasses. Eyeglass prescriptions will be produced at the Lighthouse’s Optical Center at their Chamblee headquarters.

Since the first clinic in April, the Lighthouse and Mirate Eye Center have provided 43 people with vision services. Lighthouse program director Morgan Alexander says about the partnership, “Dedicated volunteer healthcare providers like Dr. Mirate are what make our programs possible. We couldn’t be more excited to work with him and his staff to provide these essential vision services to Georgians in need.”

Eye exams and eyeglasses are available to qualifying Georgia residents by appointment only.

Apply online at For more information or questions call 404-325-3630.

About the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation:

The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation (501c3) is the leading statewide provider of comprehensive vision and hearing services for uninsured and under-insured Georgians, serving over 7,500 people of all ages each year. Through education, detection, prevention and treatment, we utilize collaborative partnerships with healthcare professionals throughout the state to enable greater independence and increased quality of life for Georgians in financial need. An outgrowth of the Lions Clubs of Georgia, the Lighthouse Foundation has a rich history of more than 65 years of civic involvement.

Services include vision screenings, dilated eye exams, eyeglasses, vision surgeries, and hearing aids. To learn more visit:

Pictured: Dr. Mirate (center) with staff and Lighthouse Clinic Manager LaKisha Schill (far right)

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New Clinic Partnership in Valdosta Creates Vision Care Access for Uninsured